Yemen

BT Must Come Clean About Possible Drone Strikes Role

Kevin Lo | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK
Kevin Lo

While justice will still seem a long way away for the victims of drone strikes, Q and A sessions like this at least give a glimmer of hope. It is deeply unfortunate that we live in a society where one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world can simply ignore concerns of its involvement in serious human rights abuses.

Yemen to Ban Child Marriage and FGM

Suad Abu-Dayyeh | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK
Suad Abu-Dayyeh

Yemen is likely to vote on a comprehensive 'Child Rights Act' over the coming months, which would ban both child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM).

Yemenis Struggle to Make Ends Meet

Chad Anderson | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK
Chad Anderson

Hassan's story is not unique. More than 4.5million people, like Hassan, will go to bed hungry tonight in Yemen. Hassan tells me that he cannot afford to eat dinner for at least three to four months out of the year.

Removing Military Bases From Yemen's Cities

Richard Cashman | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Politics
Richard Cashman

On Tuesday 6 August, Reuters reported a military helicopter shot down by rebels thought also to have attacked Yemen's primary oil pipeline. Nine military personnel were killed.

Europe's Complicity In 'Illegal' Drone Strikes Must End Now, MEPs Say

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK

Europe's politicians have voted by a landslide to propose a ban on US drone strikes that have killed thousands in Yemen and Pakistan, calling the kill...

Understanding Social Media in the Middle East

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

In my part of the world, the Middle East, Facebook is equally popular. In fact there are those who have argued that Facebook played a fundamental role in some of the political changes we have seen in the past couple of years.

Sex O'Clock: Couples Most Likely To Have Sex At 7:37pm On Saturday Night

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Goodbye afternoon delight, and hell-ooo Saturday night. According to a recent survey, 7:37pm on a Saturday night is sex o'clock - the magical time...

Father In Yemen Asks For One Million Facebook Likes As Daughter's Dowry

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK Tech

A man in Yemen has asked his daughter's suitor to gain a million Facebook 'Likes' in lieu of a dowry. The BBC reports that Salem Ayash, who is a po...

Jessica Elgot

'Drones Make A Difference'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Jane Marriott’s living room is one of the most dangerous places in the world. The UK’s new ambassador to Yemen, living in a tight cluster of me...

Wedding Celebration To 'Gangnam Style' Ends With Two Dead (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

UPDATE: A police source has told Reuters that the guest at the wedding in the southern city of Taiz lost control of his rifle, leading to the deaths...

Yemen to Finally Ban Child Marriage?

Suad Abu-Dayyeh | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suad Abu-Dayyeh

With no minimum age of marriage in Yemen, while Hiba and others are out of danger for the moment, without any legal sanctions to support them, these girls remain at serious risk. However, things may be about to change at last.

Progress in Health and Education, But Gender Parity Lagging in Workforce - Report

Maria Caspani | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Caspani

Although the world has made strides in closing the gender gap when it comes to health and education, countries need to bolster efforts to increase women's participation in politics and the workforce, the World Economic Forum (WEF) said in a report on Friday.

Giant Rat 'Eats And Kills One-Year-Old In Yemen'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK

READ MORE: Mutant 'Super-Rats' Immune To Poison 'Spread Across Britain' A giant rat has reportedly eaten and killed a one-year-old baby in Western ...

Yemen Must Ban Child Marriage in New Constitution - Right Group

Emma Batha | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Emma Batha

Child bride Nujood Ali made history when she sought a divorce in 2008 at the age of 10. She has since written a book in which she says she was raped...

Yemeni Teenager, 15, 'Burned To Death By Father In Honour Killing For Contacting Fiancé Before Wedding'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A 15-year-old girl has been burned to death by her father for allegedly getting in touch with her fiancé before their wedding day, media reports say....

Yemeni Women Call for Change

Noora Al Shami | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Noora Al Shami

The phenomenon of forcing young girls to marry hasn't stopped and we hear sad stories every day. We want that to change - and believe that change is within our grasp... Women shouldn't have to be victims. I suffered domestic violence but now I'm speaking out. I refuse to live under the ruins of my past.

Refugees in Yemen: First the Africans, Now the Syrians

Omar Mashjari | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK
Omar Mashjari

Even though Yemen is unable to feed its own population, it currently hosts at least 250,000 refugees from Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Iraq according to the conservative figures of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

The WMDs That Hardly Get Talked About

Jehangir Malik | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK
Jehangir Malik

Syria's brutal conflict has killed over 100,000 people, driven seven million from their homes and created the worst refugee crisis for a generation. I intend to welcome the Prime Minister's recent vow to lead the world in aid for the Syrian people, and to ask the Secretary of State to ensure that no stone is left unturned in diplomatic efforts to improve humanitarian access and bring about peace talks.

'Bride' Aged 8 Dies After Suffering Internal Sexual Injuries During Wedding Night With Man, 40

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK

UPDATE: Yemeni officials and journalists are saying the reports that an 8-year-old girl allegedly died of vaginal tearing on her wedding night are fa...

British Staff Withdrawn From Yemen Embassy

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK

The Foreign Office has temporarily withdrawn all staff from its embassy in Yemen "due to increased security concerns". The UK shut its operation at...

British Embassy In Yemen To Close After US Issues Global Travel Alert

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK

The British embassy in Yemen will be closed for two days as a "precautionary measure", the Foreign Office said, after Britons were warned to leave the...

Girl Rejects Forced Marriage

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Fearless 11-year-old Nada al-Ahdal, who escaped a forced marriage arranged by her parents, says she would "rather die" than get married. In the vid...

BT Accused Of Aiding US Drone Programme In Yemen

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK

BT has become embroiled in the major international controversy over drone strikes in Yemen, as it was alleged that the telecoms giant supplied key com...

Kick Starting Yemen's Future

Nicholas Hopton | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK
Nicholas Hopton

The Yemeni people have chosen peace and dialogue, in the hope that political transition will deliver a brighter future. For this dream to become a reality, the government of Yemen and international community need to live up to their promises and deliver funds to the people who need it most.

A Week's Delay Should Suffice: Is the UK Still Dragging Its Feet on Guantánamo?

Neil Durkin | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

If a week is a long time in politics, how long is 11 years of a man's life if those 11 years are spent behind the wire fences and security towers of Guantánamo Bay? Eleven years, it should be added, without a trial, without seeing your family, and without any knowledge of when - or even if - you are ever going to leave that place.